KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Left-arm seamer Kyle Mayers’ career-best haul sent Jamaica Scorpions to a record-equalling low as Windward Islands Volcanoes took control of their ninth-round game in the Regional four-day championship here yesterday.
The 24-year-old Barbadian claimed six for 29 to destroy the Scorpions for 56 in their first innings, after the visitors chose to bat first on the opening day of the contest at Arnos Vale Stadium.
Delorn Johnson, also a left-arm pacer, supported with four for 26 as Scorpions equalled their all-time low in first class cricket, achieved in the seventh round at Sabina Park last month.
Only Oraine Williams (15) and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas (10) made it into double figures.
Smith ended the day on 66 not out, while Fletcher got 57, the pair putting on 104 for the third wicket to pull Volcanoes around from peril at 24 for two.
Smith has so far faced 197 deliveries in a shade over four hours at the crease, counting seven fours, while Fletcher’s innings required 153 balls and included seven fours and a six.
Captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller finished with three for 43, while seamer Derval Green chipped in with two for 35.
SCORPIONS 1st Innings
J Campbell c Edwards b Johnson 1
T Griffith b Mayers 8
J Blackwood c wkp Ambris b Mayers 2
P Palmer lbw b Johnson 2
O Williams c Theophileb Mayers 15
+D Thomas c Theophile b Johnson 10
F Allen c Robinson b Johnson 6
D Green c wkp Ambris b Mayers 5
D Bulli not out 4
J Taylor c J Robinson b Mayers 2
*N Miller lbw b Mayers 0
Extras (lb1) 1
TOTAL (all out, 19.4 overs) 56
Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-11, 3-14, 4-14, 5-35, 6-45, 7-45, 8-54, 9-56, 10-56.
Bowling: Johnson 10-2-26-4, Mayers 9.4-2-29-6.
VOLCANOES 1st Innings
D Smith not out 66
T Theophile b Green 18
J Robinson lbw b Green 0
A Fletcher c and b Miller 57
+S Ambris c Allen
b Miller 4
K Lesporis lbw b Miller 18
K Mayers c Bulli
b Campbell 7
S Shillingford not out 0
Extras (b7, lb4) 11
TOTAL (6 wkts, 72 overs) 181
To bat: *L Sebastien, D Johnson, L Edwards.
Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-24, 3-128, 4-136, 5-171, 6-180.
Bowling: Taylor 10-3-28-0, Green 11-2-35-2, Miller 28-13-43-3, Bulli 14-2-40-0, Campbell 7-0-19-1, Allen 2-0-5-0.
Position: Volcanoes lead by 125 runs with four first-innings wickets standing.
Umpires: D Butler, L Reifer